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Microspore culture reveals complex meiotic behaviour in a trigenomic Brassica hybrid.

Mason AS, Takahira J, Atri C, Samans B, Hayward A, Cowling WA, Batley J, Nelson MN - BMC Plant Biol. (2015)

Bottom Line: Presence of chromosome A6 was positively correlated with self-pollinated seed set and pollen viability in the MD population.Many MD progeny were unable to produce self-pollinated seed (76 %) or viable pollen (53 %), although one MD plant produced 198 self-pollinated seeds.SNP allele copy number analysis revealed the occurrence not only of homoeologous duplication/deletion events but also other cryptic duplications and deletions that may have been the result of mitotic instability.

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Affiliation: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia. annaliese.mason@agrar.uni-giessen.de.

ABSTRACT

Background: Development of synthetic allohexaploid Brassica (2n = AABBCC) would be beneficial for agriculture, as allelic contributions from three genomes could increase hybrid vigour and broaden adaptation. Microspore culture of a near-allohexaploid hybrid derived from the cross (B. napus × B. carinata) × B. juncea was undertaken in order to assess the frequency and distribution of homologous and homoeologous crossovers in this trigenomic hybrid. SNP and SSR molecular markers were used to detect inheritance of A, B and C genome alleles in microspore-derived (MD) progeny. SNP allele copy number was also assessed. The MD progeny were also compared to progeny derived by self-pollination and open-pollination for fertility (estimated by self-pollinated seed set and pollen viability) and DNA ploidy (measured by flow cytometry).

Results: In the trigenomic hybrid, homologous chromosome pairs A(j)-A(n), B(j)-B(c) and C(n)-C(c) had similar meiotic crossover frequencies and segregation to that previously observed in established Brassica species, as demonstrated by marker haplotype analysis of the MD population. Homoeologous pairing between chromosomes A1-C1, A2-C2 and A7-C6 was detected at frequencies of 12-18 %, with other homoeologous chromosome regions associating from 8 % (A3-C3) to 0-1 % (A8-C8, A8-C9) of the time. Copy number analysis revealed eight instances of additional chromosomes and 20 instances of chromosomes present in one copy in somatically doubled MD progeny. Presence of chromosome A6 was positively correlated with self-pollinated seed set and pollen viability in the MD population. Many MD progeny were unable to produce self-pollinated seed (76 %) or viable pollen (53 %), although one MD plant produced 198 self-pollinated seeds. Average fertility was significantly lower in progeny obtained by microspore culture than progeny obtained by self-pollination or open-pollination, after excluding MD progeny which had not undergone chromosome doubling.

Conclusions: Based on SNP data analysis of the microspore-derived progeny, crossover frequency per chromosome in the allohexaploid hybrid was found to be similar to that in established Brassica species, suggesting that the higher chromosome number did not significantly disrupt cellular regulation of meiosis. SNP allele copy number analysis revealed the occurrence not only of homoeologous duplication/deletion events but also other cryptic duplications and deletions that may have been the result of mitotic instability. Microspore culture simplified the assessment of chromosome behaviour in the allohexaploid hybrid but yielded progeny with lower fertility and a greater range of ploidy levels compared to progeny obtained by self- or open-pollination.

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Pollen viability estimates in three populations derived from microspore culture, self-pollination and open-pollination of the same trigenomic hexaploid hybrid resulting from the cross (B. napus × B. carinata) × B. juncea. The Genetics Society of America has granted permission for re-publication of the data from the self-pollinated population for the purposes of comparison: original data published in Mason et al. [25]
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Fig8: Pollen viability estimates in three populations derived from microspore culture, self-pollination and open-pollination of the same trigenomic hexaploid hybrid resulting from the cross (B. napus × B. carinata) × B. juncea. The Genetics Society of America has granted permission for re-publication of the data from the self-pollinated population for the purposes of comparison: original data published in Mason et al. [25]

Mentions: Pollen viability ranged from 0 to 91 % in the MD population (Fig. 8) with 58 % of the assayed MD plants being male-sterile (38/66). Similar pollen viability ranges were observed in the SP (0–84 %) and OP (0–94 %) populations, but only 12.5 % (5/40) and 11 % (5/46) of individuals in the SP and OP populations respectively were male-sterile (Fig. 8). Significant correlations (p < 0.01) between pollen viability and seed set were present across all individuals and within each of the three populations (Additional file 4: Figure S4, r2 = 0.25 for all samples). Fertility as measured by either pollen viability or seed set was not significantly associated with DNA ploidy level in any population (p > 0.05), with the exception of a weakly significant association (p = 0.043, r2 = 0.07) between ploidy and pollen viability in the MD population.Fig. 8


Microspore culture reveals complex meiotic behaviour in a trigenomic Brassica hybrid.

Mason AS, Takahira J, Atri C, Samans B, Hayward A, Cowling WA, Batley J, Nelson MN - BMC Plant Biol. (2015)

Pollen viability estimates in three populations derived from microspore culture, self-pollination and open-pollination of the same trigenomic hexaploid hybrid resulting from the cross (B. napus × B. carinata) × B. juncea. The Genetics Society of America has granted permission for re-publication of the data from the self-pollinated population for the purposes of comparison: original data published in Mason et al. [25]
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Fig8: Pollen viability estimates in three populations derived from microspore culture, self-pollination and open-pollination of the same trigenomic hexaploid hybrid resulting from the cross (B. napus × B. carinata) × B. juncea. The Genetics Society of America has granted permission for re-publication of the data from the self-pollinated population for the purposes of comparison: original data published in Mason et al. [25]
Mentions: Pollen viability ranged from 0 to 91 % in the MD population (Fig. 8) with 58 % of the assayed MD plants being male-sterile (38/66). Similar pollen viability ranges were observed in the SP (0–84 %) and OP (0–94 %) populations, but only 12.5 % (5/40) and 11 % (5/46) of individuals in the SP and OP populations respectively were male-sterile (Fig. 8). Significant correlations (p < 0.01) between pollen viability and seed set were present across all individuals and within each of the three populations (Additional file 4: Figure S4, r2 = 0.25 for all samples). Fertility as measured by either pollen viability or seed set was not significantly associated with DNA ploidy level in any population (p > 0.05), with the exception of a weakly significant association (p = 0.043, r2 = 0.07) between ploidy and pollen viability in the MD population.Fig. 8

Bottom Line: Presence of chromosome A6 was positively correlated with self-pollinated seed set and pollen viability in the MD population.Many MD progeny were unable to produce self-pollinated seed (76 %) or viable pollen (53 %), although one MD plant produced 198 self-pollinated seeds.SNP allele copy number analysis revealed the occurrence not only of homoeologous duplication/deletion events but also other cryptic duplications and deletions that may have been the result of mitotic instability.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4072, Australia. annaliese.mason@agrar.uni-giessen.de.

ABSTRACT

Background: Development of synthetic allohexaploid Brassica (2n = AABBCC) would be beneficial for agriculture, as allelic contributions from three genomes could increase hybrid vigour and broaden adaptation. Microspore culture of a near-allohexaploid hybrid derived from the cross (B. napus × B. carinata) × B. juncea was undertaken in order to assess the frequency and distribution of homologous and homoeologous crossovers in this trigenomic hybrid. SNP and SSR molecular markers were used to detect inheritance of A, B and C genome alleles in microspore-derived (MD) progeny. SNP allele copy number was also assessed. The MD progeny were also compared to progeny derived by self-pollination and open-pollination for fertility (estimated by self-pollinated seed set and pollen viability) and DNA ploidy (measured by flow cytometry).

Results: In the trigenomic hybrid, homologous chromosome pairs A(j)-A(n), B(j)-B(c) and C(n)-C(c) had similar meiotic crossover frequencies and segregation to that previously observed in established Brassica species, as demonstrated by marker haplotype analysis of the MD population. Homoeologous pairing between chromosomes A1-C1, A2-C2 and A7-C6 was detected at frequencies of 12-18 %, with other homoeologous chromosome regions associating from 8 % (A3-C3) to 0-1 % (A8-C8, A8-C9) of the time. Copy number analysis revealed eight instances of additional chromosomes and 20 instances of chromosomes present in one copy in somatically doubled MD progeny. Presence of chromosome A6 was positively correlated with self-pollinated seed set and pollen viability in the MD population. Many MD progeny were unable to produce self-pollinated seed (76 %) or viable pollen (53 %), although one MD plant produced 198 self-pollinated seeds. Average fertility was significantly lower in progeny obtained by microspore culture than progeny obtained by self-pollination or open-pollination, after excluding MD progeny which had not undergone chromosome doubling.

Conclusions: Based on SNP data analysis of the microspore-derived progeny, crossover frequency per chromosome in the allohexaploid hybrid was found to be similar to that in established Brassica species, suggesting that the higher chromosome number did not significantly disrupt cellular regulation of meiosis. SNP allele copy number analysis revealed the occurrence not only of homoeologous duplication/deletion events but also other cryptic duplications and deletions that may have been the result of mitotic instability. Microspore culture simplified the assessment of chromosome behaviour in the allohexaploid hybrid but yielded progeny with lower fertility and a greater range of ploidy levels compared to progeny obtained by self- or open-pollination.

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